Cartier’s most famous and complicated watches and a new never published before collection
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From their forms to their movements, Cartier watches are unique. They are an enduring combination of the unexpected and the classical. This book chronicles Cartier’s constant quest for excellence in the manufacture of complicated watches. From a Tortue single push-piece chronograph, created in 1929, to a contemporary Santos 100 skeleton watch, Cartier interprets complications in its own inimitabile way, always with a sense of design. Laziz Hamani’s photographs capture these objects of exceptional technicity while author and expert Jack Forster shares the spirit that motivates each craftsman, engineer and artist to create the most stunning complicated watches. • A sumptuous tribute to Cartier’s creations with spectacular photographs of unique pieces, many of which have never been published before • 290 colour images, many of them full-page • An essential resource for watch connoisseurs and collectors.
Jack Forster is a journalist and author. He writes about watches, travel, style, food. Laziz Hamani is a jewellery and still life photographer and an art director of videos and books. Cartier Time Art will also be the catalogue of an international touring exhibition curated by the Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka, which will premiere at Bellerive Museum in Zurich (Switzerland) August 26 - November 6, 2011.